Onstead Institute

The Onstead Institute develops, supports, and sustains innovative art and design practices and processes for K-12 education through a program of research, project administration, and public dissemination of information.

By partnering with faculty and students within the College of Visual Arts & Design (CVAD), the Institute contributes to the culture of creative excellence that has made the college a premier destination for emerging and established artists, designers, educators, and scholars. The Institute also seeks to integrate CVAD’s creative and intellectual energies with those of the external community—locally, nationally, and abroad—through engagement and collaboration.

For more information visit the Onstead Institute's website.

Student accomplishments

Rachel Hiser Newberry Paper

Rachel Hiser, MA student in Art History, has had her paper, "Leading the Eye: Space as A Didactic and Spiritual Tool in the Twelfth-Century Church of San Clemente, Rome," accepted for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2016 graduate student conference. Her paper will be part of the panel "Cosmography, Space, Place," on Thurs, Jan 28, 1:30-3:00pm.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Rachel Hiser, MA student in Art History, has had her paper, "Leading the Eye: Space as A Didactic and Spiritual Tool in the Twelfth-Century Church of San Clemente, Rome," accepted for the Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies 2016 graduate student conference. Her paper will be part of the panel "Cosmography, Space, Place," on Thurs, Jan 28, 1:30-3:00pm.

Alumni accomplishments

Danielle Naylor

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.

Art Education and Art History
Interior Design

Congratulations to Danielle Naylor (MA Art Education, Art Museum Education Certificate) on her upcoming position as the Administrative and Programs Assistant at the Greater Denton Arts Council! She will provide support for the Executive Director, staff, board of directors, and GDAC educational efforts. She will assist with programming coordination and special events, and in recruiting, training, and scheduling of volunteers/interns.